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Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House, 1 Berrymead Gardens, London W3 8AA

020 8992 5768

Map   Website: bit.ly/1rY49Ay

Call for the times of their wide range of services.

Alcohol workers, Barber, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Counselling, Dentist, Drugs workers, Food, Foot care


c/o Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SX, London

01483 824006

Wednesday: 7:45pm–9:15pm (Embankment)

Website: bit.ly/1kZrS5i

Soup, coffee, tea etc plus sandwiches, biscuits etc - and spend time chatting to people.

Food (free)

American International Church Soup Kitchen

79a Tottenham Court Rd, (Entrance in Whitfield Street), London W1T 4TD

020 7580 2791

Monday & Tuesday: 10am–12am
Thursday–Saturday: 10am–12am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1QbH7VC

The soup kitchen provides free hot meals, clothes and toiletries. The clothing store is open on alternate Mondays. This service is closed in August.


3A Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 6PA

020 88064250

Thursday: 6:15pm–7:30pm (Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Website: bit.ly/1wZGBhA

Mission statement: "Empowering people, inspiring change. Love is all there is." Vegetarian food, and music while they distribute.

Food (free)

Ancilla Soup Kitchen

The Most Precious Blood & St Edmund, 115 Hertford Road, London N9 7EN

020 8804 4070

Friday: 11am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1Ot0uIO

Food (free)

ASLAN (All Souls Local Action Network)

c/o All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QG

020 7580 3522

Saturday: 5:30am–8:15am (tea run: 5.30am Tavistock St; 6.20 Adam St; 7.20 King William IV St, 7.50am St John’s Ch)
Saturday: 9am–12am (day centre at Webber St. Breakfast, bible group, ESOL, photography & art. Showers & clothes for ticket holders. Tickets from Webber St on Mondays)

Map   Website: bit.ly/K90HTT

Christian organisation that participates in the Westminster Churches Winter Shelter (by referral only).

Art classes, Clothing store, Drugs workers, Education/training, Food, Food (free), Leisure activities

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church

235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP

020 7240 0544

Sunday: 1pm–3pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/154swg

Limited number of tickets for Sunday roast available at 10.15am.

Food (free)


Memorial Community Church, 389-395 Barking Rd, London E13 8AL

020 7474 6603

Saturday: 8am–11:30am (cooked breakfast 9–11am)
Monday: 10am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1ABaffo

Regular NHS nurse clinics and signposting to other support agencies. More facilities available on Mondays. Practical activities to build esteem and encourage hope. Small group work developing life skills and confidence.

Bathroom/showers, Benefits advice, Clothing store, Food (free), Medical/health, Outreach worker links

CARIS Islington

The Annexe, St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park, London N4 3AG

07913 020738

Winter shelter:
1 January to 31 March
Monday–Sunday: 7:30pm–8:30am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1L1wPnp

Free night shelter, food, showers and a safe place to sleep across 8 different venues in Islington. Call 07913020738 to make a referral. 15 guests a night.

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Bedding, Clothing store, Food, Food (free), Internet access, Laundry, Outreach worker links

Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel) UK

217–23 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 8AN

020 7729 4375/ 661

Saturday: 2pm–3:30pm (last Saturday of month)
Sunday: 8am–9am

Map   Website: bit.ly/1xrM8Tg

Welcomes homeless people every Sunday morning for a cooked breakfast and the last Saturday of the month for hot meals.

Food (free)

Christian Kitchen

65 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London E17 7AS

Monday–Sunday: 7:30pm–8:30pm (Mission Grove car park, Walthamstow)

Hot meals from a mobile kitchen van in Mission Grove, Walthamstow.

Food (free)

Churches Foodbank (Newham)


020 8555 9880; 020 8534 1164

Thursday: 1pm–3pm (Woodgrange Baptist Ch, Romford Rd, E7 8AA)
Tuesday: 9am–11am (St Paul & St James, Maryland Rd, Stratford, E15 1JL)

Website: bit.ly/1Q7JojB

All applications for food must be accompanied by a referral from an independent agent (e.g. a doctor, a social worker or support worker, a school or nursery, a Job Centre).

Advocacy, Bathroom/showers, Food, Food (free)

Community of Sant'Egidio


07595 931348

Saturday: 5pm–7pm (Kensington Church St to Gloucester Rd tube; and Kensington High St)
Saturday: 3pm–7:30pm (tea and cakes in the Carmelite Priory, Pitt St W8 4JH - see website for details)

Website: bit.ly/1PEnAJI

The mission of the Community of Sant'Egidio is establishing friendship with the poor, whoever and wherever they may be, in the light of the teaching of the Gospel. Food, clothes and social events, especially around Christmas.

Clothing store, Food, Leisure activities

Community Table

Southcroft Church (Ichthus), 276 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London SW16 6NU

020 8677 0880

Thursday: 11am–2pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/17u9KtW

Provides food, clothing and a warm welcome to anyone in need: "Loving people with the love of Jesus. Kind, caring support & understanding."

Bathroom/showers, Food (free), Internet access

Coptic City Mission (St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church)

Allen Street, Kensington, London W8 6UX

0207 937 5782

Tuesday: 9pm–10pm (Seaforth Place, behind Westminster City Hall)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1KEV6xO

Outreach mission from young Copts.

Food (free)

Ealing Soup Kitchen

St John’s Church Hall, Mattock Lane, London W13 9LA

0208 840 0651

Saturday & Sunday: 3:30pm–5pm
Friday: 11am–4pm

Map   Website: bit.ly/1PfJNlx

They also give practical help/housing advice. AA meetings.

Accommodation/housing advice, Alcohol workers, Food (free)

Emmanuel Church (Stratford)

Romford Rd/Upton Lane, London E7 8BD

020 8522 1900

Thursday: 7:30am–8:30am


Cooked breakfast.

Food (free)

Emmanuel Pentecostal Church

374 Lee High Road, London SE12 8RS

020 8852 8261

Tuesday: 6pm–8pm (Life Bread)

Map   Website: bit.ly/GI7Yoa

Free hot food.

Food (free)


Unit 7, Deptford Trading Estate, Blackhorse Road, London SE8 5HY

020 7394 2468

Map   Website: bit.ly/1B8MdIU

Redistributes surplus fresh food to vulnerable people. Works with over 250 local charities, 150 companies and 200 volunteers to improve the health and well being of over 9,500 vulnerable people annually.


Farm Street Church

114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH

020 7493 7811

Monday: 8pm–10:30pm

Oxford St route: Davies St, Bourdon St, S Molton St, Oxford St (S Moulton St to Oxford Circus), top end of Regent St to Hanover St, Hanover Sq, New Bond St Berkeley Sq route: Berkeley Sq; Berkeley St; Green Park tube; Piccadilly. Hyde Park Corner route: Mount St; Park Lane underpasses (Park La and Hyde Pk Corner); Shepherds Mkt; Curzon St.

Food (free)



Friday: 8:45pm–11pm (Strand, near Ryman’s)
Friday: 9:15pm–10:30pm (Waterloo, near IMAX)

Website: bit.ly/nDTFHu

Help for people of all faiths and none, and a sympathetic ear.

Food (free)

Finsbury Park Mosque

7–11 St Thoms’s Rd, London N4 2QH

020 7424 5252

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 10:30am–1pm (women's group)
Monday & Wednesday: 5pm–7pm (karate for kids)
Thursday: 6pm–8pm (soup run - 7pm–9pm in summer)
Friday: 4pm–7pm (youth club for boys)
Saturday: 3pm–5pm (youth club for girls)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am–5pm (community meetings all day)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1TzS5H5

Registered charity serving the local Muslim community and the wider society in Islington and surrounding N London boroughs. Community centre which works with everyone to promote dialogue and understanding in our multicultural society.

Counselling, Education/training, Legal advice, Leisure activities

Flowing Rivers Foundation

Suite 404, BMS House, 280 Oxlow Lane, Dagenham, London RM10 8LP


Tuesday: 7pm–10pm (fellowship – Castle Green, Dagenham)
Sunday: 6:30pm–8pm (2nd & 3rd week of month – Lincoln’s Inn Fields)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1xyrD2L

Charitable organisation dedicated to reaching out to marginalised members of society. Founded upon Christian ethos, they aspire to address the social conditions of people in their vicinity by showing practical love.

Clothing store, Food (free)

Food Not Bombs

T-Chances, 399 High Rd, London N17 6QN

Sunday: 1:30pm–3pm (2nd & 4th Sunday of the month)

Map   Website: bit.ly/1CEEp0h

Free warm lunch in Tottenham - all food is vegan/veggie/halal/kosher. Everyone is welcome.

Food (free)

Good Samaria Network

12 Voyagers Close, London SE28 8QQ

0203 651 0869

Sunday: 6pm–7pm (Lincoln's Inn Fields)

Website: bit.ly/1mgtna6

Food (free)

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